It’s that time of year when homeowners in Kitchener have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Kitchener expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Kitchener, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.